Minson Advertising – Skate Bike America

Updated May 7, 2021. Two ads added, Nov 1984 and Sept 1986.

Minson was sold through several companies.

  1. Skate Bike America Inc, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA
  2. Minson Enterprises (USA) Inc, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1984-1986

SKATE BIKE AMERICA, INC. was incorporated on September 16, 1983. On September 23, 1983, they filed a trademarks for “SKATE BIKE” (73444980) and on July 29, 1983 “MINSON” (73436921) The trademarks were later ABANDONED.

There were three brandings used:

  1. Minson
  2. Minson – Roller Shuttle (in the UK)
  3. Minson – Twisties (as part of a snack food promotion in Australia)

This ad was printed in the Nov and Dec 1984 issues of Thrasher Skateboard Magazine.
Original Nov issue (Page 18/19) Price: $99.95
Original Dec issue (Page 30/31) Price: $99.95


This ad was run in Boy’s Life magazine, Nov 1984, page 22. Price: $99.95
Boys’ Life was the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America.


This ad was run in Boy’s Life magazine, Nov 1985, page 70. Price: $79.95 + $10 for shipping and handling.


This ad was run in Boy’s Life magazine, Sept 1986, page 60. Price: $49.95 + $10 for shipping and handling.

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